CHANGE: it’s the constant rhythm of life and the backbone of growth, both personally and within our organizations. Yet, why does it often feel like we’re trudging uphill, pushing a stalled car with all our might? The answer lies in the nature of change itself. Without mindful management, change can stir up stress, anxiety, and a whirlwind of emotions, leaving us feeling lost in a storm of uncertainty.

But fear not! Instead of letting change toss us into a sea of turmoil, we can learn to sail smoothly through its waves. Here are seven heartfelt tips for managing change with grace and effectiveness:

Creating a haven for emotional expression is crucial. Encourage your team to share their feelings and concerns openly, ensuring they know they’re supported and heard.

Navigating change with confidence and compassion isn’t just a skill; it’s a superpower that transforms challenges into opportunities for growth and unity.

Here’s to mastering the art of change management,
with a heart full of courage and
hands ready to guide your team through the transforming tides.
Together, you’re not just surviving change; you’re thriving through it.


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About the Author

Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.

A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.